Buying a lute by www.jminstruments.com is affordable and hand made, starting from £884! Custom order lutes are based on originals in museums and lutes in stock start from £884! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The inauthentic generic fits-all factory made lutes are not based on specific historic makers with flat un-chamfered machine cut roses and in-authentic bars in Baroque oud-lutes. If buying is still too expensive then hiring a lute from the lute society UK, mine is number 48, if available.